The clinical utility of 18F-Flourodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed
tomography (FDG-PET/CT) in patients with suspected infections in the bone or prosthetic joints has
considerable potential from initial diagnosis as well as therapy response monitoring viewpoint, but the
literature is still limited. Combined PET/CT is clearly superior to PET alone and should be employed
on a regular basis for better accuracy of the diagnosis; but data are even more limited on the use of
hybrid modalities. This communication present an overview of the available literature on FDGPET/
CT in osteomyelitis, spondylodiscitis, diabetic foot infection, and assessment of painful hip or knee prosthesis.
Keywords: FDG-PET/CT, Infection, osteomyelitis, prosthesis, aseptic loosening.
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